2022 Photo Contest Winners 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Photo Contest!

Grand Prize Category Winner: Hayley Pendergast

Mammal Category, First Place: Luke Ciancio


Mammal Category, Second Place: Mark Holzman 

Mammal Category, Third Place: Steven Tabor

Bird Category, First Place: Nathan Keck


Bird Category, Second Place: Makenzie Wheat


Bird Category, Third Place: Joseph Andalina

Reptile/Amphibian/Invertebrate/Fish Category, First Place: Tricia Rangel

Reptile/Amphibian/Invertebrate/Fish Category, Second Place: Robert Bator

Reptile/Amphibian/Invertebrate/Fish Category, Third Place: Nicholas McCarney


Click here for the Photo Contest rules, regulations, and prize information. 


By checking this box, I certify that the photograph I have submitted was taken by me and has not been previously published. I have read, understand, and agree to the contest rules. I understand that the Chicago Zoological Society retains the right to use selected contest entries for publication, website, social media channels, press releases, educational, or promotional projects.
By checking this box, I certify that I am either over 18 years of age, or I am under 18 years of age AND have entered this contest with permission from a parent or guardian.

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